Microsoft Seeks Console Gamers to Beta Test 2012 Xbox Live Update

Paul Lilly

Serving as more proof that Microsoft isn't ready to put its Xbox 360 console out to pasture in favor of its unannounced but oft rumored Durango (Xbox 720) refresh, the Redmond software giant has put the call out for volunteers to test the next version of Xbox Live on the 360. This is the second time in two months that Microsoft has gone in search of beta testers, and though space is limited, the company said it's accepting "far more beta testers this time around."

Should you be selected, Microsoft will push out an early version of its next Xbox Live update, giving you access to new features that include an Internet Explorer browser; recommendations and ratings; pinning and favorites; enhanced category search and discovery features; and voice search (in specific markets).

In order to participate, you have to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which means you're not going to post screenshots to Facebook or otherwise share with others information about the unreleased update.

"Our NDA enforcement squad is really good at finding violators, so save us both the trouble and don't test them," Microsoft warns . "We also ask that you fill out a brief 5-minute survey at the end of the beta to let us know what you think."

Interested? If so, read over the agreement and fill out Microsoft's registration form .

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